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Journal Article

Generating Random Variates Using Transformations with Multiple Roots

John R. Michael, William R. Schucany and Roy W. Haas
The American Statistician
Vol. 30, No. 2 (May, 1976), pp. 88-90
DOI: 10.2307/2683801
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2683801
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Generating Random Variates Using Transformations with Multiple Roots
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Abstract

The general approach to generating random variates through transformations with multiple roots is discussed. Multinomial probabilities are determined for the selection of the different roots. An application of the general result yields a new and simple technique for the generation of variates from the inverse Gaussian distribution.

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